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"From the Ted Talk by Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence"

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Now let's iingame that each single root apex is working in network with all the others. Here were have on the left, the inteernt and on the right, the root apparatus. They work in the same way. They are a network of small computing machines, wiornkg in networks. And why are they so similar? Because they evolved for the same reason: to survive pdeoitarn. They work in the same way. So you can remove 90 percent of the root apparatus and the plntas [continue] to work. You can remove 90 percent of the Internet and it is [continuing] to work. So, a suggestion for the people working with networks: plants are able to give you good suggestions about how to evolve neokwtrs.

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Now let's _______ that each single root apex is working in network with all the others. Here were have on the left, the ________ and on the right, the root apparatus. They work in the same way. They are a network of small computing machines, _______ in networks. And why are they so similar? Because they evolved for the same reason: to survive _________. They work in the same way. So you can remove 90 percent of the root apparatus and the ______ [continue] to work. You can remove 90 percent of the Internet and it is [continuing] to work. So, a suggestion for the people working with networks: plants are able to give you good suggestions about how to evolve ________.

Solution

  1. internet
  2. imagine
  3. working
  4. predation
  5. plants
  6. networks

Original Text

Now let's imagine that each single root apex is working in network with all the others. Here were have on the left, the Internet and on the right, the root apparatus. They work in the same way. They are a network of small computing machines, working in networks. And why are they so similar? Because they evolved for the same reason: to survive predation. They work in the same way. So you can remove 90 percent of the root apparatus and the plants [continue] to work. You can remove 90 percent of the Internet and it is [continuing] to work. So, a suggestion for the people working with networks: plants are able to give you good suggestions about how to evolve networks.

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root apex 6
build hybrids 3
living creatures 3
root apparatus 3
charles darwin 3

Important Words

  1. apex
  2. apparatus
  3. computing
  4. continue
  5. continuing
  6. evolve
  7. evolved
  8. give
  9. good
  10. imagine
  11. internet
  12. left
  13. machines
  14. network
  15. networks
  16. people
  17. percent
  18. plants
  19. predation
  20. remove
  21. root
  22. similar
  23. single
  24. small
  25. suggestion
  26. suggestions
  27. survive
  28. work
  29. working